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goat

(gōt)
n.
1. A domesticated ruminant mammal (Capra hircus) having backward curving horns and a beard especially in the male, raised for its wool, milk, and meat.
2. Any of various wild ruminant mammals of the genus Capra and related genera, including the ibexes and the wild goat (C. aegagrus) of Eurasia.

goat′ish adj.

GOAT

goat

a small, horned ruminant used for milk, and angora and kashmir fibers. A variety of the species Capra hircus which also includes the wild goat. Common breeds of dairy goats are anglo-nubian, british alpine, saanen, toggenburg. Common indigenous goats, e.g. boer, are usually dual or even multipurpose.

goat deodorizing
performed on the bucks by removing an area of skin from medially and posteriorly to the horns. The scent is contained in sebaceous cells in areas of wrinkled, folded and hairless skin. There is another lesser smell in the urine of the buck.
goat doe mastitis
see Table 16.
goat louse
damaliniacaprae, biting louse; linognathusstenopsis, sucking louse.
goat plague
peste des petits ruminants.
goat pox
see goatpox.
Rocky Mountain goat
is really a goat-antelope, with a shaggy white coat and black horns.
goat sheep hybrids
matings between the species are often fertile to the extent that an embryo is conceived but it invariably dies by about 60 days of pregnancy.
wild goat
there are many genera of wild goats including ibex, steinbok and the true wild goat, Capra hircus, the progenitor of the domestic goat.
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